Welcome to the HELOA North East Group. We represent the 16 higher education institutions of the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside. The region offers students a superb university experience in some of the most vibrant places to live and study in the UK.
We have over 100 members who meet four times a year to share best practice and discuss the bigger issues in higher education. Our members work in a variety of education liaison related roles and have a wealth of experience to draw upon.
There are other higher education institutions located in the North East region who are not listed here as they are not HELOA members. For full details of all HE providers in the region please see the UCAS website.
Nicola Noble, Teesside University
Nicola was elected to the role of HELOA North East Group Chair in August 2012. She is currently Student Recruitment Manager at Teesside University supporting the widening participation agenda and undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time recruitment. She has worked in Higher Education for 10 years, joining HELOA in 2003/04, and has previously worked at Durham University.
Nicola’s role as NE Group Chair includes chairing 4 group meetings per year, co-ordinating HELOA activity for the North East region and representing the views and activity of the group at UK Committee meetings.
Group Vice-Chair, Training
James Kennedy, Leeds Trinity University College
James has been an active member of HELOA for six years and has held the position of Vice-Chair (Training) since March 2012. He currently works as Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer at Leeds Trinity University College. James’ role within HELOA is to co-ordinate the regular training sessions that follow our regional meetings. If you have any suggestions for training or facilitators then please let James know.
Group Vice-Chair, Partnerships
Helen Walker, Sheffield Hallam University
Helen was elected to the post of Vice-Chair (Partnerships) in March 2012. She is currently employed in the Pre-Enrolment Team at Sheffield Hallam University. Helen’s role within HELOA is to develop the relationships with organisations such as the Student Finance Company and NASMA as well as with other HELOA regions and within the North East group itself. She will also be overseeing the collaborative work taking place amongst the North East member institutions.
Emily Day, York St John University
Emily currently works in the Schools Liaison Team at York St John University, working across student recruitment, widening participation and admissions. As Group Secretary, she is largely responsible for the organisation and reporting of the quarterly group meetings. Emily also manages the subscription data of the group members. If you’re unsure about anything to do with our meetings or your membership details, she’ll be happy to help.
Jane Murphy, The University of Huddersfield
Jane has been a Schools Liaison Officer at the University of Huddersfield for eight years and an active member of HELOA during this time. Her duties as Group Treasurer include managing the group accounts, compiling the annual budget, collecting subscriptions as well as contributing to committee matters.
Group Web Officer
Joy Nixon, The University of Huddersfield
Joy has worked at the University of Huddersfield within Schools and Colleges Liaison for 7 years and has recently joined HELOA. Joy’s duties as Web Officer include monitoring the content of the North East HELOA website, adding and updating details of committee members, meetings, publications, member information and forthcoming events. Please contact Joy with any information you wish to be added to the website.
Open Day Dates 2013/14
HELOA members in the region produce a poster detailing the Open Days held at each institution.
- Download a copy (PDF)
UCAS Higher Education Conventions
Wednesday 30th April 2014
Metro Radio Arena
West and North Yorkshire
Wed 18th and Thu 19th June 2014
Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley Campus
Thursday 1st May 2014
Friday 20th June 2014
Tuesday 17th June 2014
University of Hull
For more information about these events and to book places, please see the UCAS Convention Guide
Please use the UniTasterDays portal to find events hosted by institutions in the North East.Powered By UniTasterDays.com
HELOA Connect Conference
The first HELOA Connect conference was held on 8 May 2014 and was a great success. Presentations from the day can be downloaded below.
- Heckmondwike Grammar School – Case Study
- Routes into Higher Education: The Challenges of Curriculum Change
- Student Finance England, 2014 Update
The North East HELOA region produces a guide for students considering higher education with details of all the institutions within the region and the courses available.
Events for Advisers
19 & 20 July 2014
Durham University – Archaeology & Anthropology teachers’ conference
A residential conference (two days, one night), free of charge, including bed and breakfast accommodation and all meals. For more information and to book: www.durham.ac.uk/schools/teachers
- Heckmondwike Grammar School – Case Study
Welcome from Group Chair:
Welcome to HELOA North East.
As the 17 HEIs of the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside we meet four times a year to share best practice and discuss the issues related to our line of work. We also provide a number of training opportunities throughout the year to ensure that our members are kept up to date with the latest developments in the sector.
We produce a group booklet that gives details of all member institutions and the courses available; and we are looking at how we can continue to raise the profile of the association within the region.
If you have any questions about HELOA, or have any suggestions for the group then please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Nicola Noble, HELOA North East Chair
Meetings and Training Opportunities
The North East HELOA group hold four group meetings each year. Following each meeting a training session is offered. The meetings scheduled for 2014 are:
Please forward any ideas for future training sessions to:
- 22 May at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre
- 18 September at Leeds University
- 18 December at Huddersfield University
Vice Chair (Training) – James Kennedy, Leeds Trinity University
Within the group we’d like to make it easy to share best practice and communicate with other members from the region. Below are the key HELOA members from each institution, who are happy to be contacted by other members:
Charlotte Cooper, Education Liaison Team Leader
Kathryn Shaw, Student Recruitment Officer,
Melanie Field, Student Recruitment and Information Manager,
Leeds Metropolitan University:
Zoe Marlow, Undergraduate Marketing Manager,
Leeds Trinity University:
James Kennedy, Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer (Recruitment),
Michael Barras, Student Recruitment Manager,
Kelley Evans, Senior Student Recruitment Officer,
Sheffield Hallam University:
Helen Kay – Pre-enrolment Co-ordinator (Outreach and UK Recruitment Development),
Nicola Noble, Recruitment Manager,
York St John University:
Harriet Metcalfe, Schools Liaison Manager (currently on maternity leave),
University of Bradford:
Mutty Dad, Student Ambassador Coordinator,
University of Huddersfield:
Joy Nixon, Schools and Colleges Liaison,
University of Hull:
Hilary Jones, Head of Student Recruitment Service,
University of Leeds:
Rebecca Sykes, Education Outreach Lead Officer,
University of Sheffield:
Laura Maltman UK/EU Student Recruitment Officer,
University of Sunderland:
University of York:
Andrea Bourne, Student Recruitment Manager,
North East student finance contacts:
Student Loans Company (SLC) Contact:
Steve Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07827 449279
Student Loans Company (SLC) Contact (Yorkshire and Humberside):
Ian Sinkinson - email@example.com
Tel: 07827 281320
National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA):
Mo Onyett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01904 433730
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